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IntelliJ IDEA 14 Preview is Available!

Many of you, together with the IntelliJ IDEA team, have been waiting for this moment for some time: today we can finally reveal what we’ve been working on during the year to make your Java development even more of a pleasure. We’re extremely happy to announce that IntelliJ IDEA 14 is now available as a preview.

Everyone is welcome to download it and give the new features a try right away!


As always, IntellIJ IDEA 14 is better in every way: the UI, the editor, built-in developer tools, and coding assistance across all the supported frameworks. The major changes include:

  • Built-in Decompiler for Java classes
  • Displaying of variable values next to their usages in the Editor when debugging
  • The new Debugger action Show Referring Objects
  • Evaluation of lambda expressions and anonymous classes in Evaluate Expression and Watches
  • Evaluation of operator expression via mouse when debugging
  • Faster project opening
  • Smarter behavior of the Backspace key in the Editor, according to Code Styles
  • The new Code Folding option that displays parameter names of literal arguments
  • Improved Multiple Selections
  • The new Scratch Files
  • A Change Signature refactoring for Scala along with better support for SBT and faster performance
  • The new Android Studio Beta‘s features
  • The advanced coding assistance for Thymeleaf
  • Better Gradle support
  • The built-in SceneBuilder for editing JavaFX layouts
  • Improved support for Git and Mercurial
  • Developer tools for PhoneGap, Cordova and Ionic
  • Postfix code completion for JavaScript
  • Updated Database Tools

And, of course, there’s more, so check out the official preview page for more details and download links.

The final release of IntelliJ IDEA v14 is planned later this fall.

Develop with pleasure!

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9 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA 14 Preview is Available!

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    Guido says:

    September 26, 2014

    Will licensed users of the v13 ultimate be ble to upgrade to v14 for free?

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      Eugene Toporov says:

      September 26, 2014

      v14 will be a free update for everyone with non-expired upgrade subscription.

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        Mark T. Kennedy says:

        November 6, 2014

        i just purchased v13 ultimate 3-4 days ago and v14 was released yesterday. i think (but am not sure) that i have an ‘upgrade (for 1 year)’ subscription. but ‘check for updates’ says my v13 release is up to date. i’m… confused. 🙂

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    Jacob Goodson says:

    September 29, 2014

    These changes/enhancements look great! Are there any plans to allow us to insert our own methods/functions into the live templates? I would love to be able to add code to the live templates! Thanks JetBrains!

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    Rohit says:

    October 7, 2014

    Hi Andrey,

    Looks like the issue tracker SSO is having problems, and since I can’t file any issues there, here are a few I have hit since I started using the 14 EAP build –

    1. When evaluating a method call that throws an exception in the debugger evaluate dialog, the exception stacktrace is not shown – only a message shows that it threw an exception. In 13.1.x, the full stacktrace is dispalyed

    2. The debug mode seems to be slower than in 13.1.x, even after removing the yourkit libraries

    3. In debug mode occasionally the source pointer and the actual execution get out of sync

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    ThanhNT says:

    October 14, 2014

    does it support android NDK?

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    xring says:

    November 7, 2014

    Does Intellij IDEA14 support android NDK ?

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      Breandan Considine says:

      November 7, 2014

      No, not natively (ie. with syntax checking, auto-completion, static analysis) at this time. However, you can still develop NDK applications with IntelliJ IDEA and Android Studio!

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